Kevin P. Speer, MD Kevin P. Speer, MD

Kevin P. Speer, MD

Joint Replacement Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon

4.7 out of 5  (552 ratings, 95 reviews)
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919-256-1511 Office number
919-256-1530
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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I was one of the first two fellowship trained North Carolina shoulder specialists when I began my practice at Duke in 1992. My career over the past 23 years has focused on shoulder care and shoulder surgery. My practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with all types of shoulder pain. All available resources are considered in improving the patient's symptoms and function without having to operate. But many patients need anatomic restoration of the shoulder to enable them the clinical improvement they seek. My practice Southeastern Orthopedics Shoulder Center, an affiliate of Duke Health, where I personally see and evaluate all patients during each of their visits. We try to personalize the care for all patients because even though we see many shoulders, it is paramount to state that every person's shoulder problem is different. Every person is different. We take pride in our pain management strategies for patients who have shoulder surgery. Our anesthesiologists are terrific with nerve blocks and we use multimodal strategies including cryotherapy to diminish the postoperative pain and improve overall the patients perioperative experience.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Experience
Joint replacement team

I am a member of a joint replacement team that offers the full spectrum of total and partial joint replacement and revision surgeries, including elbow replacementshoulder replacementknee replacementhip replacement, and ankle replacement

My surgical specialties
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
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  • Shoulder replacement and other major shoulder surgery
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  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Surgeries Performed by the Joint Replacement Team
15,840
Surgeries Performed by the Joint Replacement Team
15,840
My surgical specialties
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
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  • Shoulder replacement and other major shoulder surgery
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  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Training
EDUCATION
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Maryland), 1985
RESIDENCY
General Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1985-1987
Orthopaedics, Duke University Medical Center, 1987-1991
FELLOWSHIP
Sports Medicine and Shoulder, The Hospital for Special Surgery (New York), 1991-1992
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I have authored many research articles on the topics of sports medicine and shoulder surgery during my first tenure at Duke from 1992-2000. Since then while I was in private practice, I limited my extra-clinical efforts to education and lecturing to medical colleagues, physical therapists, and Wake County citizens who attend our Healthy Focus lecture series.

PUBLICATIONS
View Kevin Speer's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.7 out of 5 (552 ratings, 95 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.